Bob Schaper

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Name: Bob Schaper
Date registered: June 25, 2013

Latest posts

  1. Kids to Take Part in Art Apprenticeships — August 28, 2014
  2. Network Enhancement at Autzen Stadium — August 27, 2014
  3. Animal Hospital Vandalized — August 23, 2014
  4. Electric Car Race Sparks Interest — August 23, 2014
  5. Arson Damages Eugene School — August 15, 2014

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  1. Sen. Prozanski Drafts Marijuana Measure — 3 comments
  2. Healing the Wounds — 2 comments
  3. Program Helps Homeowners with Payments — 2 comments
  4. Brownsville Celebrates Stand by Me — 2 comments
  5. Crews Remove Large Tree from House — 2 comments

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Diving For a Dream

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ore. – In the beginning, before he was sent to Vietnam, Rick “Smitty” Schmitt dove to ease the pain. After breaking his back at the age of 14, he spent a year trapped inside a steel body brace. In those days, when he was still a boy, his only interests were Jacques Cousteau and National … Continue reading »

New Indoor Driving Range in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Okay, golfers. Listen up! Just because its foggy and wet outside doesn’t mean you can’t work on your swing. Starting Jan. 15, the Willamalane Center features an indoor driving range. It’s open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. It cost $5 for a large bucket, and you don’t have to be … Continue reading »

Great Rotary Duck Race Applications

EUGENE, Ore. — It seems like last year’s Great Rotary Duck Race just ended, but it’s already time to plan for this year’s. Applications for groups that want funding from the race are now being accepted for the 2014 event. The deadline for applying is Feb. 3. Five organizations will be selected to receive about $50,000 each in proceeds — … Continue reading »

Recall Drive Launched in Coburg

COBURG, Ore. — For the second time in three years, a recall drive has been launched against Coburg city leaders. In paperwork to be filed Friday afternoon, organizers want to fire the mayor, Jae Pudewell, and city councilors Jerry Behney and Brian Pech. The petition accuses Pudewell of “poor judgement” and claims he’s made bad … Continue reading »

Eugene Library Branches Could Close

EUGENE, Ore. — Both branches of Eugene’s public library could be shut down because of the city’s budget shortfall. Members of Eugene’s budget committee have proposed six options to save money. Five would shut down the Sheldon and Bethel branches. It’s a move that would save about $651,000 in the next fiscal year, which starts … Continue reading »

North Eugene Students Dash for Charity

EUGENE, Ore. — Local students made a mad dash for charity at the Grocery Outlet on River Road Tuesday morning. Kids from nearby North Eugene High School had just one minute to grab as many cans of food as they could. It’s all part of Project Give, an annual drive to help needy families. This … Continue reading »

Paying It Forward…Again

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — Like so many good things in life, this one started with a profound act of kindness. A remarkable gift was given to the City of Oakridge in the summer of 2011. A Texas couple on the the Secret Millionaire TV show gave hundreds of thousands of dollars. The school district, the town’s … Continue reading »

The Dog Days of Winter

EUGENE, Ore. — Just because your dogs and cats have fur doesn’t mean it’s safe to leave them out in freezing weather. In fact, veterinarians say domestic animals aren’t much better at surviving these sort of temperatures than we are. Dr. Sean Barrett at Santa Clara Animal Hospital says dogs and cats shouldn’t be outdoors … Continue reading »

Egan Warming Centers Open

EUGENE, Ore. — Because we’re dropping below freezing, the Egan Warming Centers have opened up. A number of people are seeking shelter at the First Christian Church in Eugene. It’s just one of the five warming centers around town. Its capacity is about 45, but organizers say if it reaches that number they can always send people to … Continue reading »

High-Speed Pursuit Ends on Bridge

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – A 15-year-old in his parents’ SUV led police on a high-speed chase this morning before crashing on the Springfield Bridge. Springfield police say it started around 1:30 a.m. when an officer spotted a dark-colored Suburban near Chapman and Main. They say the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, at one point … Continue reading »

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